Category Archives: MOLST

Second Thoughts Connecticut Negotiates POLST/MOLST Legislation With Consumer Protections We Can Live With

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th.  I hadn’t really expected the Centers for Disease Control to be one of the leading resources for my intro on this topic, but they had quite a bit to say: April 16th is recognized each year as National Healthcare Decisions Day to inspire, educate, and empower the public … Continue reading Second Thoughts Connecticut Negotiates POLST/MOLST Legislation With Consumer Protections We Can Live With

Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST

Felice J. Freyer, medical reporter for the Providence Journal, reached out to Second Thoughts Connecticut when covering implementation of Rhode Island’s new MOLST law (Medical Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment, in some states called POLST for Physician Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment).  Second Thoughts CT testified against a MOLST bill in Connecticut and was successful in blocking … Continue reading Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST

John Kelly Quoted in NPR Thanksgiving Day Article on POLST

As regular readers of the NDY blog know, the disability community has concerns about Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).  (For NDY’s overall take on the subject, go here, and for NDY’s summary policy paper on POLST, go here.) For one thing, even though it says “for” life-sustaining treatment, it would be more accurate to say “on” … Continue reading John Kelly Quoted in NPR Thanksgiving Day Article on POLST